As the Northern hemisphere summer approaches, our seminar programme continues with the COPE Australian seminar (in Autumn!) in Melbourne in June and our 5th North American Seminar in Philadelphia in August. We would love to see you there and welcome any feedback on our events. It's tremendous to see so many global events.
This month sees the launch of a new eLearning module, ‘Corrections, retractions and expressions of concern’, bringing the total to nine eLearning modules available on the COPE website. This one covers the importance of corrections, retractions and expressions of concern, and ways to correct the literature. As with all of the eLearning modules, these can now be completed not only by the editor-in-chief, but by your staff or editorial board members. See our Focus piece on now to invite people to be members of COPE.
COPE council members regularly give talks. I spoke recently at a research ethics meeting in Adelaide, and several of our Council members attended the recent CSE meeting. If you have a meeting that you think you'd like a COPE council member to attend, or one that we might publicise, please get in touch.
Further afield, falsification, fabrication and plagiarism continue to dominate the headlines. But on a more positive note, students are being trained on how to recognise appropriate sources, and digital technology is being used to help researchers identify their contributions to collaborative projects.
If you would like to contribute items or have other suggestions, as always, please get in touch (contact us here).